Control-M Review

Some of the valuable features are job scheduling, self-service, and workload archiving.


What is most valuable?

  • Job scheduling in general
  • Self-service
  • Workload archiving

How has it helped my organization?

We rely on Control-M in our production environment. The automated notification in a case of an error has helped us a lot in reducing downtime and erasing errors.

What needs improvement?

Support for Z/OS output.

For how long have I used the solution?

The company has used Control-M since the late 90s.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The GUI had some problems in the early stages, but those seemed to have been solved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I would give customer service a rating of 8/10. They are very good.

Technical Support:

I would give technical support a rating of 8/10. They are very good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not use a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented via a vendor team and in-house. The vendor teams we had were excellent.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Ask for packages and bundles, so you might get more plugins for one price.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate any other options.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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